So far, more than 40 people have died due to growing tensions between Israel and Palestine.Recently, Palestine, the jihadists and the Islamic movement Hamas More than 100 rockets were launched to Tel Aviv, one of Israel’s major cities.
With the help of social networks, videos showing the moment the missiles reached Israel and some of them crashed into the city were widely circulated. However, in the image, you can see how most missiles explode in the air before falling to the ground, as if they were fireworks.
Why is this happening?
This is unacceptable.
-Israel in Spanish (@IsraelinSpanish) May 11, 2021
In 2011, near the Israeli city of Beer Sheva, the Iron Dome was launched, which is a powerful anti-missile system developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.
Since it has the ability to intercept and destroy short-range rockets or missiles launched from a range of 4 to 70 kilometers, in addition to intercepting aircraft with a maximum altitude of 10,000 meters, It is considered one of the best shields in the world.
The design and function of the “Iron Dome” is to intercept only those missiles that pose a threat to civilians, that is, it can detect and predict when the rocket will head to a city or densely populated center and intercept it.
How does it work?
Iron dome it is from Intercepting missiles, radars and command systems, based on the information obtained, analyze and calculate where the enemy rockets can fall.
Therefore, it can detect which rockets will fall into the urban area and which will fail, so it can decide which ones to intercept. The interceptor was launched vertically, and then the missile exploded in midair.
According to the manufacturing company, the system is effective in 90% of the cases, and according to the Israeli army, among the 1,500 missiles and mortars launched into the city, 850 was intercepted by Iron Dome.
The design and installation of the iron dome came from Israeli efforts Reduce civilian deaths caused by armed conflicts.
But Iron Dome is not the only system. Since the installation, the Israeli government has been seeking to supplement the system, such as the “Iron Beam”, which is a directed energy weapon that can use high-energy lasers to destroy rockets.
*Information from British Broadcasting Corporation